Jamie Saunders, Chef and owner of Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery in Myrtle Beach shares her Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp recipe.
(originally aired 1/2019 in episode “Pensacola Redfishing“)
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[Bob] Welcome to this edition of Sportsman’s Table with me is Chef and owner of Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery here in Myrtle Beach. Chef Jamie Saunders. And she’s got something that has shrimp, green tomato’s, eggs, listen. Stay tuned and watch. This is gonna be awesome.
I’m so excited to be here, okay.
Wow, thank you.
First thing we’re gonna do, is I’m gonna get my shrimp cooking here. So I got a little bit of unsalted butter here.
A little bit of onions. And I already cooked my fried green tomatoes earlier. So I used a little bit of buttermilk a little fry flour and a little bit of corn meal to get those nice breaded and nice texture for the dish.
You know, not everybody can fry green tomatoes.
And you know what I like about green tomatoes. They haven’t got that sweetness yet, so it’s little bit of better, I made a nice honey bacon jam here. So that’s gonna bring the sweetness to the dish and the saltiness like with the bacon. That everyone just loves so much.
So, we’re gonna make a little bit of benedict here, I mean, I am waffle, I mean breakfast expert, so.
There you go.
So we got those onions cooking a little bit. I just want to bring out the flavor, bring out some aroma. And I’m gonna get my shrimp cooking.
Well folks, if you want a copy of Jamie’s recipe just log on to BobRedfern.com go to the Sportsman’s Table and voila, it’ll be right there. And we are down in the Myrtle Beach area. Drop by Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery and you’ll probably see Jamie in there doing this exact same thing.
So the best part of the dish is I got my beer here. So we’re gonna finish off with a little bit of beer. We’re gonna let that shrimp finish cooking in that braising.
The two B’s, beer for breakfast.
Exactly, why not? I mean, we do serve liquor at the restaurant.
So we might as well. You know, beer, liquor, bloody mary’s what ever you want here.
[Jamie] So we’re gonna get that going. And I mean shrimp is pretty relatively quickly cooked so it’s only gonna take a minute or two.
[Bob] You just gotta let them get pink.
[Jamie] That’s it. We’re gonna let them curl up a little bit. But in the mean time here, I’m gonna start plating.
[Jamie] So I got my fried green tomatoes that I made.
All right, let me get this out of the way a little bit.
We don’t want to block it.
There ya go.
We’re gonna take little bit of this bacon jam.
And that’s got honey in it to.
Wow, that’s awesome.
[Jamie] Local honey, fresh local honey right out of Conway.
[Bob] Certified S.C. grown folks.
[Jamie] I’m not gonna be to cheap because let’s face it, it’s bacon and everyone loves it.
[Bob] Fresh on the menu at Johnny D’s.
[Jamie] Yep. So as soon as this shrimp is ready here we’re gonna take it and put two or three on there. How ever many you want. I’m gonna go for three because I’m pretty hungry this morning.
There you go.
We’re gonna take this right on here.
No, you told me you were vertically challenged, okay. You’re not that short. No, you’re standing on a box.
[Jamie] I’m standing on a box, I don’t want to look like a midget compared to you.
[Bob] Oh my goodness. You gotta laugh, it’s breakfast.
It’s breakfast and we’re having shrimp and we’re getting a little fancy here for breakfast.
We’re gonna do our poached eggs.
Oh wow. And you know not everybody can poach and egg either.
No these are pretty good, I did a pretty good job with these ones.
Yeah, you did, man that’s fantastic.
[Jamie] I get a lot of practice though, we serve a lot. And you want to do the honors?
[Bob] You do I’ll get it out the way.
[Jamie] This is a nice little hollandaise I made.
[Bob] There we go.
[Jamie] I’m just gonna spoon it over the top. And that’s it.
[Bob] Look at that.
[Jamie] It’s all ready for ya.
Wow, fried green tomatoes, fresh South Carolina shrimp, eggs right there. You knocked it out of the park, Jamie.
Thank you so much, thank you.
Thank you. Well listen folks, that is another great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table. Log on to CertifiedSCgrown.com and see what’s fresh on the menu. And hey, when you’re in Myrtle Beach, stop on by and see Jamie, Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery right there on Myrtle Beach.
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